Lady Glenconner, a close friend of Queen Elizabeth, says The Crown makes her ‘very angry’ and is unfair to the royal family

Anne Tennant, a friend of the late Queen Elizabeth, has criticized The Crown, saying the series is unfair to the royal family.

Known formally as Lady Glenconner, Tennant was a bridesmaid at the Queen’s wedding to Prince Philip in 1947 and also served as a lady-in-waiting to Princess Margaret, an unpaid role given to aristocratic women who undertook duties similar to those of the Queen. personal assistant.

Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s “Woman’s Hour” on Thursday, Lady Glenconner said there were several aspects of “The Crown” that were incorrect, including one episode suggesting Prince Philip was responsible for his sister Cecily’s trip that resulted in her death. . 1937.

She added that the scene in which Princess Margaret made up crude verses with US President Lyndon Johnson in 1965 was also fabricated.

Lady Glenconner said: “I don’t watch The Crown now because it makes me so angry, and it’s so unfair to the royals.”

She added, “The problem, I think, is that people in America totally believe it.”

Lady Glenconner, a close friend of Queen Elizabeth, says The Crown makes her 'very angry' and is unfair to the royal family
Queen Elizabeth photographed with her maids of honor, Lady Moyra Hamilton (now Lady Moyra Campbell), Lady Anne Coke (now The Rt Hon The Lady Glenconner), Lady Rosemary Spencer-Churchill (now Lady Rosemary Muir), Lady Mary Baillie-Hamilton (now Lady Mary Russell), Lady Jane Heathcote-Drummond-Willoughby (now The Rt Hon The Baroness Willoughby de Eresby), and Lady Jane Vane-Tempest-Stewart (now The Rt Hon The Lady Rayne). 
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She added that Helena Bonham Carter, who played Princess Margaret in seasons three and four, asked her for advice before taking on the role. She said she taught the actress how to smoke Margaret and how to walk.

“I saw Helena after she was in ‘The Crown’ and she said, ‘What do you think?'” And I said, “Well, somewhat disappointed.” She said, “I know. But the thing is, I am an actress, and I must do what is written for me,” said Lady Glenconner.

This isn’t the first time someone close to the Queen has shared her disapproval of a Netflix drama. In October, a friend of the Queen, who spoke anonymously, told The Times of London she was “horrified” by Netflix for “discrediting the royal family”.

“He was going to kill her,” said Siddiq of how she thought the Queen would react to the series.


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